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Future SLS Missions May Benefit From Marshall-Developed Hardware For Propellant Tanks
2014-07-15 03:30:45

By Megan Davidson, NASA Take a two-liter bottle, and fill it with water. Now, turn it upside down. Did you see a lot of bubbles as the liquid drains rapidly from the top? That's because air is trying to get back in the bottle due to the low pressure created in the space above the liquid as it runs out. [ Watch the Video: 'Diffusing' In Propellant Tanks May Benefit Future SLS Missions ] When it comes to liquid propellant tanks for rockets, the same scenario applies. While the engines...

2014-06-20 08:23:29

Texas Ophthalmological Association Offers Tips for Fireworks Safety AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. "Too many Fourth of July celebrations are ruined because a child has to be rushed to the emergency room after a fireworks accident," said Sidney K. Gicheru, MD, TOA President, who practices in Irving, Texas....

Volume Of Rocket Noise Turned Down Through SLS Scale Model Acoustic Testing
2014-06-20 03:04:46

NASA NASA engineers recently went on an auricle ride as a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired -- giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad. When completed, SLS will be capable of taking a crew and cargo on deep space missions, including to an asteroid and eventually Mars. "This test is unique because it's like going through the steps of a true launch, only...

LDSD Rocket-powered Test Vehicle
2014-06-02 16:20:30

Due to weather conditions, there will be no launch of the LDSD test vehicle Tuesday, June 3. Other potential launch dates include June 5, 7, 9, 11 and 14. Launch decision for Thursday, June 5 will be made on Wednesday, June 4. Check back with us for updates. WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight....

Engineers Ready NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-05-22 03:31:24

[ Watch The Video: LDSD: We Brake for Mars: Part 2 ] DC Agle, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A saucer-shaped vehicle designed to test interplanetary landing devices hangs on a tower in preparation for launch at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The saucer, which is part of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, will test two devices for landing heavy payloads on Mars: an inflatable tube and an enormous parachute. The launch tower...

NASA Achieves Major Milestone As They Prepare To Test RS-25 Engine
2014-05-07 03:16:46

[ Watch The Video: Cold-Shock Test At Stennis Space Center ] Rebecca Strecker, NASA NASA engineers at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., achieved a major milestone May 1 as they prepare to test RS-25 rocket engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) on missions to deep space destinations. A-1 Test Stand operators at Stennis completed a cold-shock test of the new structural piping system needed for the RS-25 engine, setting the stage for engine...

2014-04-15 23:00:18

Rocket Italian Premium, created by Maria Delorenzi, is a newly updated e-book that teaches people how to speak Italian confidently. A detailed review made by Tuan Hung on the site Vkool.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Rocket Italian Premium is developed by Maria Delorenzi, who promises to help people improve their Italian speaking skills within a short period of time. This e-course is divided into 3 levels. In the program, people will...

2014-04-09 23:00:27

Rocket Spanish Premium, developed by Mauricio Evlampieff, is an exclusive language learning course that teaches people how to speak Spanish fluently. The site Vkool.com published the entire Rocket Spanish Premium review, showing people whether or not this program is useful. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the world. Rocket Spanish Premium is an exclusive language learning program, giving learners a lot of simple tips on how to learn...

2014-04-07 23:01:54

After months of designing, building and launching home-made model rockets, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Aerospace Industries Association's Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 After months of designing, building and launching home-made model rockets, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Team...

2014-04-07 12:37:02

New Social Media Ratings Company Offers Unique, Share-Based Approach to Measuring Social Media Performance LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Share Rocket, a new social media ratings company, gave a sneak peek at its innovative social media performance solution - including a platform designed specifically for the media and entertainment industries - as part of the Company's official launch today at the National Association of Broadcaster's Show. Share Rocket was one of 27...


Latest Rocket Reference Libraries

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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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